Grand Western Canal
This splendid waterside walk takes you from Tiverton in Devon to Taunton in Somerset.
The first section of the walk takes you from Tiverton to Greenham along the towpath through the Grand Western Canal Country Park. At Greenham you join the West Deane Way and the walk changes as you start following the dry bed of the canal.
However, the waterside aspect continues as you also join the River Tone which takes you through Bradford on Tone and then onto the finish point in Taunton.
To continue your waterside walking in the Tiverton area you can pick up the Exe Valley Way which runs through the town. You could follow the riverside path south to Brampford Speke and Bickleigh where you'll find the 18th century Bickleigh Mill.
PostcodeEX16 4HX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Grand Western Canal Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Grand Western Canal Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Grand Western Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Grand Western Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
At the Tiverton end, in the country park, there's The Canal Tea Rooms & Garden to visit. They're in a lovely location and have a delightful garden area next to the canal. They have a good menu with a particularly delicious cream tea option.
At the other end of the route in Taunton there's The Ring of Bells. They serve good quality food and have a large sunny garden for summer days. You can find them at 16-17 St James Street with postcode TA1 1JS for your sat navs.
The towpath is a nice place to walk your dog. The tea rooms and pub mentioned above are also dog friendly.